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How Are Students Learning Programming in a Post-Basic World?
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How Are Students Learning Programming in a Post-Basic World?

Since the Basic programming language has faded into obscurity, there is no single lingua franca across the entire PC user community to function as a default starter...

It Worker Demand Remains Robust Despite Slow Economy
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It Worker Demand Remains Robust Despite Slow Economy

U.S. tech hiring for the second half of 2011 will increase as the gradually improving economy results in companies updating their IT systems after scaling back...

States With the Most Open Tech Jobs
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States With the Most Open Tech Jobs

Job site Dice.com recently found that 18 states and Washington, D.C., have fewer computer-related graduates than open tech jobs. In California, the number of...

Shift to Cloud Requires Fresh IT Skills
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Shift to Cloud Requires Fresh IT Skills

As organizations move more of their applications to the cloud, they might find themselves needing skills different from what their system administrators now possess...

Linux Skills: A Hot Commodity for Job Hunters
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Linux Skills: A Hot Commodity for Job Hunters

A few years ago Linux skills were just one in a series of possible assets for job applicants looking to stand out. Now they may be a make-or-break element. Recent...

Misleading Government Stats on It Employment
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Misleading Government Stats on It Employment

David Foote, CEO of IT workforce analyst firm Foote Partners, says that U.S. government statistics on IT employment are misleading because they do not track 16...

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A New Perspective on Older Workers

While companies have traditionally favored hiring younger IT workers, Steve Watson of Stanton Chase International says there is a growing openness to looking at...

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Mentorship Key For Women in It, Says Collaborate Panel

A recent panel discussion at the Collaborate 11 Oracle user conference concluded that mentors and sponsors are crucial to helping women advance their careers in...

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Computer Science Enrollments Rebound, ­p 10% Last Fall

Computer science enrollments increased for the third consecutive year at Ph.D.-granting institutions, are up 10 percent from a year ago, but are still below the...

What the Influx of the Millennial Generation Will Mean For It
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What the Influx of the Millennial Generation Will Mean For It

As the Millennial Generation that began entering the workforce in 2000 starts to assume leadership roles within organizations, it's time to better understand what...

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Five New Year's Resolutions for Your Project Management Career

It's time to consider New Year's resolutions that will move you along in your job or career. There are at least five steps you can take to get a better job or keep...

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Improving Economy Means Opportunities in It

Information technology hiring could be about to surge in 2011, according to the recent Robert Half Technology Salary Guide 2011. Professionals who can help a company...

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Flat Pay Turns It Workers Into Job Seekers

Peeved by salary cuts and employers piling on work during the recession, more than one third of respondents Computerworld's latest salary poll say they are looking...

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11 Hot Skills For 2011

Computerworld recently conducted a survey and found 11 skills that IT managers are looking for when hiring new employees. About 45 percent of respondents said...

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Ready For 2020? Advice For Every Career Stage

The information technology industry is expected to undergo major changes in the next decade that will impact the career plans of every generation of IT worker....

Senator Schumer: H-1b ­se ­ndercuts Pay, Discourages Tech Enrollments
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Senator Schumer: H-1b ­se ­ndercuts Pay, Discourages Tech Enrollments

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) says the H-1B visa program has created "multinational temp agencies" that undercut U.S. wages and discourage students from entering...

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Qa Jobs Morph as Agile Development Methods Gain Ground

The recession is changing the types of skills and experiences required of Quality Assurance (QA) professionals. The widespread adoption of agile development is...

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It Adds 25,000-Plus Jobs in 2010

A new survey from the TechServe Alliance says IT employment grew by 14,000 jobs from January to February 2010, representing one of the strongest month-to-month...

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Talk Your Way Into a Raise, Even Now

While nearly one-half of IT staffers expected to see no bump in pay in 2010, there are still ways to talk your way into a raise. IT staffers who want a raise despite...

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Start-­p Opens Offshoring Alternative in Distressed Michigan

A start-up IT services firm—headed by veteran offshoring executives—as opened up an offshoring alternative in Michigan, a state with a 17.5 percent unemployment...
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